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Grade 7 Canoeing Program Classroom Cross-Curricular Outcomes Social Studies 7 Outcome: Dynamic Relationships (DR7.1) Analyze and use various types of maps (that provide differing perspectives and information for differing purposes) in order to situate current issues in Canada, and in a selection of Pacific Rim and northern circumpolar countries. Teaching and Learning Experiences: Plan for a Canoe Trip Locate and identify a canoe route to travel in Saskatchewan. Plot the route on a map of Saskatchewan. Use the website for Canoe Saskatchewan to investigate possible routes. http://canoesaskatchewan.rkc.ca/ Plan supplies needed for the trip. Use Google Earth to go on a “virtual canoe trip”. Examine physical features that would be encountered on the canoe trip. Compose a journal about the trip. Include photographs from the area. Use educational technology such as blogs and podcasts to represent the journal. Outcome: Dynamic Relationships (DR7.2) Appraise the impact of human relationships on the natural environment in Canada, and in a selection of Pacific Rim and northern circumpolar countries Teaching and Learning Experiences: Identify the influence of physical features such as water bodies, topography, and natural resources on the location of people in Pacific and northern Canada (including the traditional homelands of indigenous peoples) and in a selection of Pacific Rim and circumpolar countries. Examine the effects of humans and their technology on the natural environment in Canada, and in a selection of Pacific Rim and circumpolar countries, including the consequences for indigenous peoples who inhabit those regions (e.g., over harvesting of salmon fishery, increased incidence of severe weather, influence of logging industry on the natural world and ecosystems, effects of deforestation and coral removal, and efforts to reclaim shorelines and restore the natural barriers). Explore situations where changes in the environment, induced naturally or by humans, have resulted in the relocation of peoples in Canada, and in a selection of Pacific Rim and circumpolar countries, including indigenous peoples who inhabit those regions. Explain the reasons for the relocation and its consequences. Trace examples of current effects of climate change on the movement of peoples (e.g., melting of the polar icecap and greater accessibility to the North-West Passage and the oil underneath) and hypothesize about the potential effects of climate change on the movement of peoples in the future. Explore the Treaty relationship and the values and beliefs associated with sharing the land. The canoe was a tool used in the fur trade. Evaluate and analyze the impact of fur trading on the First Nations’ people. Analyze the impact of climate change and examine how climate change impacts Saskatchewan’s people and wildlife. Use books and websites that address climate change. http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/index.html http://tiki.oneworld.net/front.html http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/index.cfm http://education.arm.gov/studyhall.stm http://www.justiceplus.org/Kids-Climate-Change-Links.htm Science 7 Life Science: Interactions within Ecosystems (IE 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4) Teaching and Learning Experiences: Conduct an investigation of the ecosystem in Wascana Lake. o Observe, record, and identify biotic and abiotic components of Wascana Lake o Compile, display, and interpret ecological data to illustrate the interactions that occur in Wascana Lake o Analyze the impact of human behaviour on Wascana Lake o Predict what Wascana Lake may look like in the future o Propose solutions to protect the ecosystem of Wascana Lake o Connect to First Nations and Métis practices that contribute to understanding of ecosystems and the interactions of their components Literacy Connections o Shi-Shi-etko and Shin-chi’s Canoe – Nicola I. Campbell Residential School experience and the impact on traditional ways o Red Sash – Jean N. Pendziwol An account of the Canadian fur trade as seen through the eyes of a Métis boy o Canoe Days – Gary Paulsen A descriptive picture book about spending a warm summer day on a canoe o The River – Gary Paulsen In the sequel to Hatchet, Brian Robeson finds himself on another adventure, this time going down a river on a raft. o One Well: The Story of Water on Earth – Rochelle Strauss This non-fiction book tells the story of water on earth and addresses the necessity to conserve water. o A River Ran Wild – Lynne Cherry A non-fiction picture book that documents the environmental history of the Nashua River. Polluted and ultimately deadened in the wake of the industrial revolution and restored in recent years through the efforts of concerned citizens, this book looks at the importance a river has on the environment. o The Great Canoe – Maria Elena Maggi A legend from the Kariña people of the Caribbean where the Kariña build a canoes in order to escape the great flood.
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